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Francesco Petrarca, commonly anglicized as Petrarch, was a scholar and poet of Renaissance Italy who was one of the earliest humanists. His rediscovery of Cicero's letters is often credited with inventing the 14th-century Renaissance. Petrarch is often considered the founder of Humanism. In the 16th century, Pietro Bembo created the model for the modern Italian language based on Petrarch's works, as well as those of Giovanni Boccaccio, and, to a lesser extent,... Read More

BornFrancesco Petracco
July 20, 1304
(present-day Tuscany, Italy)
DiedJuly 19, 1374 (aged 69)
Arquà, Padua
(present-day Italy)
OccupationScholar, poet
LanguageItalian, Latin
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